Date: 30th January 2014 at 4:24am
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David Moyes’ plans to bring in a central midfielder this month have taken a knock, after Porto’s Fernando opted to move to ahead of United.

It was believed that the Portuguese passport holding Brazilian was set to join this week, but Manuel Pellegrini has swooped in to pip rivals United to his signature.

Fernando was seen as a cheap option for Moyes given that his contract with Porto expires this summer, but the 26 year old is said to have agreed terms with City, in a move that has infuriated his club.

Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes has been giving updates on the situation via Twitter, saying: